October 17, 2002W.C. Wood Has Recalled
- W.C. Wood Company has recalled
about 2,500 dehumidifiers. Internal wiring can abrade on metal parts,
presenting a risk of electric shock to consumers if the insulation wears
W.C. Wood discovered the problem through routine testing. No injuries or
incidents have been reported. This recall is being done to prevent the
possibility of injury.
The recall includes Wood's and Edison model 40-pint capacity dehumidifiers.
The dehumidifiers were sold in white (Wood's) and beige (Edison) plastic
with the word "Wood's" or "Edison" printed across the control panel. Both
models have control knobs for fan speed and humidity level, and a "bucket
full" light. The model and serial numbers are written on a label behind the
removable water bucket on the front of the unit. The label reads in part,
"Wood's" or "Edison" and "Made in Canada."
||08603098 - 08822606
||08669467 - 08669490
Independent retailers sold the dehumidifiers nationwide from March 2002
through June 2002 for between $160 and $190.
Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled dehumidifiers
immediately. To arrange for a free repair, consumers can call W.C. Wood at
(800) 826-8578 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.